Working on various projects at a time including school projects and my own art projects in which I am having trouble disconnecting one from the other since things have been linking up. It is hard to sever the ties from one to another. I don't want to control it when it has a life and flow of its own. Letting it happen where ever, when ever......
In the art therapy studio, for class seems surreal. Being in touch with what matters, those things we failed to talk about or admit to anyone or honor......as a violin or piano lessons are happening just down the hall....background sounds and guided words give me chills. Immersed in it all, the sound, feeling, smells of materials, knowledge, gentle souls and guidance....it is a place I needed, wanted for soooo long. Working so hard to get there, here. So grateful.
So tough too. Keep up with. Editing from one place to the next. Switching gears and finding my place.
Specifically, I am working on a series of collages prompted by my Advanced Problems course.......incredibly cathartic and fun to mess with other images, tear, soak, burn whatever. Aside from those, I have been assembling small assemblages, it isn't something I had planned, it is just something I can do with the limited base materials I do have. I make it work with whatever I have and it seems that being limited challenges me and at the same time I don't want anything more than that. Don't give me everything. It is more fun to work at it and then everything given after just feels like a great gift....so it is good.
Painting....I took my 'Second Awakening' paintings down from Alum Hall, they had their time and place and my cup has been filled. Now they shall be stacked in my closet or maybe someday hanging on another wall.
I don't know if I will ever paint like that again, as I did in the summer, it was a special time. I won't hold back if it happens. I was given a few canvases as gifts from others and quality paint, it just happened in a time of deep meditation and cleansing. Grateful it came and went. It served its purpose. Moving on....but not holding back to the next series of processes whatever they be. Keeping the ball rolling.